by Staff Writers
Victoria, Canada (SPX) Aug 21, 2012
First Light Technologies announces the successful installation of its new PLB Series Solar LED Bollards by the City of St. Pete Beach in Southern Florida. "First Light's bollard design fit our needs perfectly," said Renee Cooper, CIP Construction Manager at City of St. Pete Beach.
"The choice to use solar not only provided a visibly green statement but was also cost effective. Short term cost savings included being able to deduct the cost for conduit and wiring. The long term cost savings can be realized by not having any additional monthly electrical service fees. The bollards could be categorized as being a one-time capital cost with long-term savings benefits."
Cooper also felt the LED solar lighting provided by First Light Technologies has a future with the city, "Installation was simple and the response has been fabulous. The community loves the look of the bollards and the ambience of the softly lit pathways. We will be looking at other areas to utilize the bollards and I foresee more of these being installed in the near future."
St. Pete Beach officials installed the PLB lights as part of a park improvement project at Horan Park, which included new sidewalks, sod and large solar pole lights. For areas remote from the existing electrical panel, budget constraints called for a solar stand-alone lighting solution that could be installed with minimal site disturbance, reducing cost by eliminating conduit, wiring and trenching.
The city also required the light to be vandal resistant and able to withstand high winds and flying debris of a coastal location, to avoid ongoing maintenance and repair costs.
"City officials chose our new PLB Series Solar LED Bollard for their robust design, ease of installation and cost savings," said Justin Taverna, First Light Technologies Managing Director and Co-founder. "Feedback from our client following installation is excellent, confirming our confidence that we have launched a remarkable product into the $13 billion outdoor and architectural lighting market."
About the PLB Series Solar Powered Bollard
+ Low installed cost and minimal site impact with no trenching, cabling or wiring.
+ Minimal ongoing costs with no electrical bills or bulbs to change.
+ Immunity from power outages.
+ A visibly green statement with no recurring carbon emissions.
+ Built-in Energy Management System (EMS) with self-learning, adaptive capabilities (patent pending) to operate reliably under any solar conditions.
Visual appeal combined with robust, high quality construction and unequalled solar power performance makes the PLB series an excellent fit wherever quality low-level lighting is required. The First Light PLB is the easiest solar-powered bollard to specify, install and use on the market today.
The PLB Series Solar LED Bollard is the inaugural product offering from First Light Technologies, a well-established photovoltaic design consultancy with over 250 projects in 22 countries. First Light Technologies was selected as one of Douglas magazine's 2012 10 to Watch and is a 2012 VIATeC Technology Award winner for Innovative Excellence.
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